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Bergenfield celebrates Earth Day on Thursday, April 22

Earth Day 2010Please join us on Thursday, April 22 at Coopers Pond from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM to celebrate Earth Day. Winners of the poster and multimedia contest will be presented with their awards, information on conserving energy and water will be available, a tree planting will be discussed, and members of the Committee will be available to answer any questions on our programs for a "Sustainable Jersey".

Earth Day allows us the opportunity to renew our efforts to create a clean and healthy environment in Bergenfield. Join us on April 22 !

The Bergenfield Environmental Committee

6th Annual Bergenfield Independent Film Festival

The 6th Annual Bergenfield Independent Film Festival (juried) will take place Thursday, May 6, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the newly renovated Bergenfield Clearview Cinema 5 Theatre, S. Washington Avenue.

The festival will highlight the extraordinary talents of upcoming NJ writers, directors, producers, and performers, many from Bergen County, as well as film makers and groups from other areas. 14 shorts and 6 feature films cover comedy, drama, horror, music, documentaries. The festival program includes film ratings.

Admission: $12.00/adults; $10.00/students and seniors. Information at 201-385-7320 or www.bergenfieldcommunitycenter.org . The festival is sponsored by the Bergenfield Community Center Building Fund Committee in association with the Bergenfield Recreation Department.

Memorial Day Parade 2010

Once again, the Bergenfield Mayor and Council call upon all our organizations, large and small, to participate in the Memorial Day Parade to be held on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., rain or shine.

With military, civic, patriotic, fraternal, religious, youth, social, school, business and service organizations in the line of march – interspersed with floats and six to eight marching bands – our Annual Memorial Day Parade has become one of the best in the County.

General John A. Logan, commander-in-chief of the veterans’ group, the Grand Army of the Republic, made a formal proclamation designating May 30, 1868 as a day of remembrance of the nation’s war dead. The holiday was originally intended to honor the Civil War dead but unfortunately, that was not the last conflict that American soldiers lost their lives in, and after World War I, the holiday's purpose was expanded to include all Americans lost to war.  Memorial Day is a day for remembering "those who gave their last full measure of devotion" and to recognize all our veterans who have fought and are still fighting globally and have "saved the world".

If your organization would like to participate in our annual parade, please contact the Bergenfield Borough Clerk’s Office at 201 387-4055  Option 6 or Recreation Department at Ext. 1-4151.

Council President Robert Gillman, Chair
Joseph Scalora, Veterans Committee
John Scagliotti, Director of Recreation

NOTE: For your information, our parade route needed to be changed again this year because of the culvert reconstruction on New Bridge Road. We plan to assemble on West Church Street and proceed south on Prospect Avenue onto New Bridge Road passing the reviewing stand at Veterans Memorial Park. Lineup information will be forwarded to you prior to the date of the parade.

Notice of Special Meeting on February 22

Borough of Bergenfield
Public Notice
Special Closed Executive Session

Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act N.J.S.A. 10:4-6, the Borough of Bergenfield shall conduct a Special Closed Executive Session of the Bergenfield Mayor and Council on February 22, 2010 at 7 p.m.

The Bergenfield Mayor and Council shall convene into Closed Executive Session for the purpose of discussing legal matters/litigation. The Governing Body may or may not take formal action at this meeting. This meeting shall be held in the Bergenfield Executive Council Chambers located at 198 North Washington Avenue (handicap entrance in rear entrance of building), Bergenfield, New Jersey.

Free Rabies Program Slated in Bergenfield

    The Bergenfield Health Department will conduct its annual rabies vaccination program for cats and dogs on Tuesday, January 5th, 4-6pm and Tuesday, January 19th, 6-8pm at the Department of Public Works Garage.  The DPW garage is located directly behind the Bergenfield Borough Hall at 198 North Washington Avenue. All dogs must be leashed and cats should be in an approved animal carrier for their safety.

     Dogs and cats may be vaccinated as early as three months of age and MUST be revaccinated within one year after the animal's initial immunization.  After that, the animal is required to be revaccinated every three years.

     For your convenience, dog and cat licenses will be renewed at the rabies program as well.  Licenses will NOT be issued if the rabies vaccination is due to expire in 2010.  It will not harm the animal to vaccinate early.

     If you miss the program Bergenfield contracts with the Bergen County Animal Shelter in Teterboro (201-229-4600) to give free rabies shots to dogs and cats.


Ethics Board Meeting

Pursuant to the Open Public Meeting Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6, the Bergenfield Ethics Board has scheduled a meeting at 8 pm on Monday, January 4, 2010 in the Municipal Building, 198 North Washington Avenue, Bergenfield, NJ 07621.

Carole Chamberlain-Berman
Borough Clerk, Acting

Mayor & Council Reorganization Meeting

Pursuant to the Open Public Meeting Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6, the Bergenfield Mayor and Council has scheduled their reorganization meeting on Friday, January 1, 2010 at 12 noon in the Council Chambers at the Bergenfield Municipal Building, 198 North Washington Avenue, Bergenfield, NJ 07621.

Carole Chamberlain-Berman
Borough Clerk, Acting


Updates on the impact of the COVID-19 / 2019 Novel Coronavirus ("Coronavirus Disease") upon the Bergenfield community, and the actions the Borough is taking

News from the Bergenfield Building Department

News from the Bergenfield Department of Public Works

News from the Bergenfield Health Department

News from the Bergenfield Public Library

News from the Bergenfield Office of Emergency Management

News from the Bergenfield Recreation Department

News from the Bergenfield Tax Office

Periodic messages from Bergenfield Mayor Arvin Amatorio

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